Business Administration

 

This Business Administration program provides the student with a balanced background in business plus the opportunity for career specialization. > more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

BUSINESS & 101
Introduction to Business (5)

Survey of the role of business in a modern market economy, its growth, influence, and relationship to social responsibility. This course will include, but will not be limited to, a study of business objectives, internal and external functions, and organizational management challenges. Previously BUSAD 100. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 102
Business Mathematics (5)

Develop analytical skills using estimating, ratio-proportion, percents, graphing, trade/cash discounts, merchandising, simple/compound interest and credit. The course contains elements of communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Previously BUSAD 175. Prerequisite: MATH 060 or score of 22 on COMPASS placement test. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 103
Multiculturalism in the Workplace (3)

Explore multicultural understanding in the workplace from a business leadership perspective. Develop a personal and historical understanding of power and privilege to understand how multiculturalism can make businesses successful. Previously BUSAD 103. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 104
Human Relations in Business (5)

Study of human relations in organizations, the identification and development of factors which tend to create a harmonious environment in work situations, discussion and case studies in problem solving and organizational behavior. Previously BUSAD 110. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 105
Essentials of Human Relations (2)

This interactive class will cover strategies on effective communication in organizations. It will also discuss human behavior, motivation and leadership styles and provide tools on how to be a better employee, who understands the value of a diverse workforce. Previously BUSAD 112. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 106
Customer Service (3)

Develop skills in customer service. Topics include developing communication skills; instructing clients to use services/products; and how to develop customer loyalty. Previously BUSAD 135. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 120
Principles of Marketing (5)

This course examines the role of marketing in a market economy. Topics of study include the functions of marketing, marketing strategies, identifying market segments, consumer buying behavior, product planning, market communication/promotion, marketing of services. Previously BUSAD 120. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 130
Introduction to Fashion (5)

Students will experience the fast changing world of fashion by looking at topics such as trend analysis, design, fashion production, textiles, marketing of fashion and consumer behavior. The course explores fashion from design idea to the retail store. Previously BUSAD 140. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 135
Retail Marketing (5)

Students develop integrated marketing skills to plan and operate a retail business. Students explore buyer behavior, retail strategies, site analysis, inventory planning, retail buying, merchandising, staffing, & sales promotion strategies. Previously BUSAD 150. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 141
Purchasing & Supply Management Fundamentals (5)

Introduction to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management with emphasis on understanding the purchasing and supply processes, organizational concepts, policy, relationships, and tools and techniques including cost/price analysis, and value analysis. Previously BUSAD 190. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 142
Sourcing and Supplier Relations Fundamentals (5)

Sourcing concepts, methods and techniques used to manage an organization's supply base are discussed. Emphasis is on strategic sourcing, including supplier selection, development and evaluation, supplier quality, and global sourcing. Previously BUSAD 191. Student option grading.

BUSINESS 143
Materials Management (4)

A critical examination of materials management principles, concepts and activities, including purchasing, inventory control, traffic, store-keeping, receiving, inspection, production control and the disposal of surplus. Previously BUSAD 192. Student option grading.

BUSINESS 144
Logistics and Transportation Fundamentals (3)

The course examines logistics principles, concepts and activities, including balancing logistic factors to achieve optimal performance. Topics include pricing analysis, regulatory restrictions, scheduling, protecting, warehousing, information systems, customer service, and shipping. Previously BUSAD 170. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 180
Project Management (5)

Use project management concepts, tools, techniques and software (Microsoft Project) to plan, track and assess typical projects. Previously CIS 180. Prerequisite: CIS 105 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

BUSINESS 181
Project Planning (5)

The first in a series of two courses; students gain actual experience in project management; develop grant management skills including budgeting, scheduling and success measures. Prerequisite: CIS 180. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 182
Project Management Practicum (5)

This is the second course in the series. Students gain actual experience in MS Project, coordinating documents, estimating, scheduling activities, assigning resources, tracking performance. These skills will help the student gain real world understanding of how to run a successful project. Prerequisites: CIS 180 and BUS 181. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS & 201
Business Law (5)

This course examines the nature and origin of the law, law as a legal system of social thought & behavior, legal institutions and processes, legal reasoning, law as a process of protecting and facilitating voluntary arrangements in a business society. Previously BUSAD 250. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BUSTC 215 or ENGL 100 suggested. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS & 201W
Business Law (5)

This course examines the nature and origin of the law, law as a legal system of social thought & behavior, legal institutions and processes, legal reasoning, law as a process of protecting and facilitating voluntary arrangements in a business society. Previously BUSAD 250. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 203
Contract Management (4)

The contract planning process, development, management and legal issues related to business agreements are examined. Emphasis is placed on contract development, pricing arrangements, & the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); includes creating solicitation documents, contract clauses, evaluation and award criteria. Previously BUSAD 195. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 205
Applied Business Law (5)

Develop legal skills particularly relevant to entrepreneurs, including methods of incorporation, contracts, intellectual property, liabilities, cyberlaw, employment law, ethics, bankruptcy, and social responsibility. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or BUSTC 215. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 207
Fundamentals of Sustainable Business (5)

This course examines the concept of sustainability and its application in business beyond the basics of simply 'greening' the workplace. The relationship between business, the economy, society and the environment will be explored in depth. Prerequisite: ESL test placement into ESL 100 or Compass placement into ENGL 100.

BUSINESS 208
Sustainable Marketing (5)

An analysis of an organization's opportunities to develop sustainable business practices related to effective marketing strategies. Sustainable marketing requires a new holistic paradigm with equal emphasis on environmental, social equity and financial concerns. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 209
Sustainable Business Strategies (5)

This course will teach students how to use sustainablity as a driver of profit, discuss how to use sustainablity principles in all aspects of business and how to implement and measure sustainablity initiatives. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 215
Introduction to International Business (5)

This course focuses on expanding businesses into overseas markets. Topics include globalization, global production, outsourcing and logistics, legal, cultural and ethical aspects of international business, international trade and investment, and global human resources management. Previously BUSAD 201. Prerequisite: BUS& 101 or permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 216
International Marketing and Import/Export Mgmt (5)

Application of marketing principles on a transnational basis with particular emphasis on the cultural, legal, economic and political aspects of importing and exporting products, including supply chain management, role of the Internet and necessary documentation. Previously BUSAD 215. Prerequisite: BUS 120 or permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 220
Advertising and Sales Promotion (5)

Students explore the dynamic field of advertising, including how advertising is planned and created, how media is selected, negotiating costs of media, regulating advertising, and pursuing advertising careers. An advertising campaign project is a focal point for this class. Previously BUSAD 230. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 225
Professional Selling (5)

Designed to develop or extend selling skills. Topics include duties and qualifications of a professional salesperson, determining customer needs, planning & delivering effective sales presentations and building customer goodwill. A sales project is usually assigned. Previously BUSAD 130. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 230
Fashion Across the Ages (5)

Students will learn how fashion and textiles have changed from ancient times to present and how fashion is affected by social, psychological, economic, religious and cultural influences. Previously BUSAD 145. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 235
Retail Buying and Management (5)

This course focuses on the role of the retail buyer and manager, such as techniques for inventory planning, selecting merchandise, and merchandising strategies and merchandise control. Vendor relationships and human resources management are also emphasized. Previously BUSAD 240. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 240
Introduction to e-Business (5)

Examine Internet and electronic technologies as global forces that influence strategic business planning in relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and communities. Analyze case studies and develop e-business plans considering organizational, managerial, marketing and financial perspectives. Previously BUSAD 222. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 245
eProcurement (5)

Business-to-business procurement strategies, options, methods, and solutions used to automate procurement, supplier management, and other supply chain activities are examined. Previously BUSAD 226. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 250
Human Resource Management (5)

This participative course looks at supervision in organizations. Students will learn how to manage others using motivation techniques, employee training and performance evaluation programs. The class will also look at real world management problems and how to solve them. Previously BUSAD 200. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 255
Principles of Management (5)

This course focuses on the organization of management, managerial functions and operations, division of responsibility, vertical and horizontal theory, managerial leadership and personnel functions, business control and procedures and basic management problems. Recommended: BUS104 or BUS 250. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 260
Sports & Event Marketing (5)

Learn how to market sports and events. Experience a unique combination of study and experience in planning, marketing and managing a sporting event. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 270
Entrepreneurship- Starting a New Business (5)

Develop the skills to create a comprehensive, professional business plan for a new or existing venture. Conduct a feasibility analysis, determine form of ownership, design finance and marketing plans and examine key aspects of small business management. Previously BUSAD 270. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 274
Business Leadership Development (2)

This course will require students to participate in leadership activities which will enhance their public speaking skills and problem solving skills in business settings. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 276
The Big Challenge (3)

Students join a management team for a simulated business. Teams decide how to use resources to achieve goals and must adapt to a changing environment. Students further develop business skills such as leadership, communication, data analysis, decision making and prioritizing. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 278
Effective Business Career Development (2)

This class will give students a competitive edge in the job market, providing strategies for pursuing business career options and developing effective self-marketing skills for the job search process. The course is intended to serve students completing a two-year business related degree. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credits in Business classes. Mandatory P/NC grading.

BUSINESS 290
Business Internship (15)

Develop business skills working in a local business. Internships are supervised by professionals who coordinate training experiences. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 college-level credits in business related classes. Mandatory P/NC grading.

BUSINESS 291
Special Topics in Business (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business. Previously BUSAD 281.

BUSINESS 292
Special Topics in Business (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business. Previously BUSAD 282.

BUSINESS 293
Special Topics in Business (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business. Previously BUSAD 283.

BUSINESS 294
Special Topics in Business (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business. Previously BUSAD 284.

BUSINESS 295
Special Topics in Business (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business. Previously BUSAD 285.

BUSINESS 297
Individual Project in Business (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Previously BUSAD 297. Prerequisite: Instructor permissission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 298
Individual Project in Business (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Previously BUSAD 298. Prerequisite: Instructor pemission, based on evaluation of students'educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUSINESS 299
Individual Project in Business (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Previously BUSAD 299. Prerequisite: Instructor permissission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.